Trademark Registration is a process of securing our “Brand” by getting it register with government (Intellectual Property Department of Government). A Brand Name can be secure either through registration of Wordmark (name) or Logo.
Trademark registration process is completely online. An application can be file within one day. No hard copy of document will be required. To file a trademark application, either Digital Signature of applicant will be required or application can be file by Trademark Attorney or Agent on behalf of applicant.
Government has prescribed INR 4,500/- as registration fee for Individual and Business Entity having MSME Certificate. For others it’s INR 9,000/-.
As application is online no physical documents will be required. Basic information (Name, Brand name, address etc) is required to be entered on government portal. As consultant will file application on behalf of you, a Power of attorney will be required to sign in favour of consultant.
Trademark application takes at least 6 months to get it approve. If objection arise then it may take 2 years to get it approve.
TM indicates that your trademark application is filed and it’s in under consideration for approval. You can use TM along with your Brand from the date when you filed trademark registration application.
Once your application is approved you can use R along with your brand name. R denotes that your Brand is registered and nobody else can use the same Brand within same class.
Once application gets approved, it’s become an asset of Brand owner. No one else can use similar Trademark/wordmark/logo/image without the permission of Brand Owner. A registered trademark provides an advantage to business as compare to other competitor who don’t have registered trademark.
Once your application is approved it’s remain valid for 10 years. After 10 years renewal fee will be required to pay.